ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has adjourned hearing of Bani Gala encroachment suo motu case for indefinite period.
The apex court while issuing notices to all the provinces on sewerage plants has sought reply till the next hearing.
A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Justice Umar Ata Bandial took up the case for hearing Wednesday.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked during the hearing of the case sewerage plants from CDA side have been installed at maxim low prices;. If these projects become successful then these can be set up in other parts of the country. Sewerage was the biggest problem of city and I congratulate for constructing these projects. The court is happy over coming of sewerge matter on track. We are seeing this case in public interest. Encroachments is the second big issue of Islamabad. We want there should be no encroachments. Chairman CDA should take steps with reference to Biogas. Delegating powers to local governments is vital too. Empowering local governments is constitutional obligation.
During the hearing of the case chairman CDA told the court earlier 300 building permists were issued in Islamabad. We have issued 2000 building permits. We are processing the applications for maps which are coming from rural areas. The process of filing applications and fee online is going to start from today.
Justice Munib Akhtar remarked no matter whosoever works, work should be done.